*I’m one of a seemingly diminishing minority who loves clowns. I grew up watching Oopsy The Clown in Detroit
…before moving on to Bozo
…and who could forget my boy Ronald, who’s probably responsible for my membership in the seemingly increasing majority of obese, hypertensive people.
ANYWAY, because of my lifetime affinity for clowns, I don’t get the creepy clown craze. I laugh when I see their demonic depictions among Halloween decorations.
But then, I’ve never read Stephen King’s It, either.
(Scare ya, yet?)
According to the Kemper County Messenger, anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine.
150 bucks. That’s a lot of Chicken McNuggets.
Kemper County Supervisors’ president Johnny Whitsett insists that public safety is the issue. People, he posits, could react badly if they get scared by a clown.
I can see the signs in protest of the ban now: